VILLABEAT is a luxury hospitality management company based in Athens, Greece, and regulated by the Greek National Tourism Organization. Handling an impressive selection of five star villas in the most inspiring parts of Greece, VILLABEAT aims at providing high quality hospitality services with a personal touch. For premium villa rentals or acquisitions in Greece, VILLABEAT is the trustworthy, unbeatable villa specialist.
VILLABEAT was founded by people with deep knowledge and experience in the hospitality and property management sectors. Around them, a highly skilled group of professionals comprise the VILLABEAT concierge team, dedicated to providing bespoke services to our clients on site.
Vartholomeos Benetatos, Co - Founder - Managing Partner
He has been involved with real estate on a professional basis for 14 years. He held the position of Asset and Portfolio Director at Intercontinental International REIT and Trastor REIT. Before that, he was Development Director at Makro C&C (part of Metro Group), where he was responsible for the expansion of Makro Cash & Carry stores in Greece. He began his career as a real estate consultant in CBRE and then moved to Cushman & Wakefield Greece as head of real estate and hospitality advisory services. He holds a degree in European Studies and a Masters in Real Estate Management and Investment from Reading University. He has a passion for discovering unique luxury vacation residencies around the country and believes that the future of tourism in Greece lies in combining the purity and joie de vivre of the Greek experience with personalized services of the highest quality.
Achilleas Koukkos, Co-Founder – Partner
A hospitality expert, he holds a B.Sc. in Hospitality Management (Summa Cum Laude - J&W, USA) and a Diploma in Hotel Management (Honors, IHTTI Neuchatel, Switzerland) and is a member of the International Hospitality Honor Society since 1996. In the past, he held the position of sales director in companies promoting vacation packages. In 2003, he was area manager in Open24 Eurobank, managing 25 branches, and in 2004 he became franchisee of 5 Open24 Eurobank branches. Since 2007 he has been involved in the hospitality sector as an investment and management consultant and, from 2010, he is a partner at the consulting firm New Symbol, which specializes in the hospitality – real estate sector. He is inspired by the beauty and the welcoming spirit of Greece, and believes in going beyond offering luxury hospitality and creating bespoke holiday experiences whose memories will last forever.